Student Health Services | Services

Students can be evaluated by a nurse without an appointment at anytime the SHC is open.  Upon evaluation, if it is felt that a student needs to see the physician, an appointment is then scheduled with the doctor.  Usually we can accommodate same day visits.

The Student Health Center offers confidential assessment, diagnosis, and treatment or referral for common illness to Houghton College students.  In general, we can provide services that you would normally see your family physician for.  For medical problems that are beyond the scope of care provided at the SHC, students are referred to a specialist, with guidance and coordination of care provided through the SHC staff.

Nursing Services:

by appointment or on a first come, first served walk-in basis

  • Illness evaluation
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Immunization administration
  • Allergy injections
  • Screening eye exams
  • Limited lab services (see below)
  • TB testing

Physician Services:

by appointment only

  • Medical consultation/treatment
  • Sports physicals
  • Physicals for job related requirements
  • Prescription renewal
  • Travel Consultation

Lab services:

with a physician order

  • Blood draws for offsite lab testing
  • Hemoglobin test
  • Glucose (sugar) test
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Rapid Strep tests

Other Services:

  • Medication delivery from local pharmacy
    NOTE:  payment for medications (cash, credit card, or check) is due at time of pickup
  • Short term loan of certain equipment (e.g. crutches)
  • Self care center offers small quantities of over-the-counter medications for common symptom
  • Nurse Hot Line available from Consolidated Health Plans 800-557-0309.  The Health Center staff will not be notified if students access the hot line as all calls are kept confidential.